ASUS T100 Alternatives Based on weight, screen-size and form-factor.
|Acer Aspire Switch 10 E, 10.1 inch, 630 grams (1.39 lbs)|
The 2015 Acer Aspire Switch 10 is the colourful, light and low priced Aspire Switch 10 E with a freshly designed Snap Hinge 2.
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|Acer Aspire Switch 10 2015, 10.1 inch, 595 grams (1.31 lbs)|
The Acer Switch 10 (SW5-015) is refreshed for 2015 but not by much. There's a new Gorilla Glass rear on the screen, an improved hinge mechanism. Acer haven't yet revealed the processor so we're expecting an update to Atom X5 or X7 there.
|Lenovo Miix 3 10, 10.1 inch, 549 grams (1.21 lbs)|
The Lenovo MIIX 3-1030 is the model with the soft case / keyboard. There appears to be a different model which includes a hard keyboard as the Miix 2 10 did. Lenovo are pitching the Miix 3 10 at a slightly lower pricepoint to the previous Miix 2 10 but it still includes a Full HD display. There's no full-size USB port and no compass though. We expect pricing to drop a little below the $299/?299 RRP so watch out for offers.
|MSI S100, 10.1 inch, 595 grams (1.31 lbs)|
This lightweight 2-in-1 offers good storage for the price but a low resolution screen. The MSI S100 has 6 hours battery life and a good selection of ports for the price and includes a 1-year Office 365 / 1TB One Drive license. Portable and capable of more than a standalone tablet out-of-the-box.
|ASUS Transformer Book T100 Chi, 10.1 inch, 570 grams (1.26 lbs)|
The ASUS Transformer Book T100 Chi is a dockable tablet based on Intel's Baytrail Atom Z3775 processor. It comes with a keyboard dock for a better writing experience. Built-in storage comes in two flavours, either 32 or 64 GB of eMMC, however you get one year of 1TB OneDrive Storage. The 30Wh battery has a proclaimed runtime of up to 10 hours. In terms of ports it offers a microUSB 3.0, a microUSB 2.0, MicroHDMI and a microSD card slot.
|Toshiba Satellite Click Mini, 8.9 inch, 450 grams (0.99 lbs)|
The Toshiba Satellite Click Mini offers a lot of battery life and screen resolution for the money and unlike the ASUS Transformer Book T90 Chi (also launched at CES 2015) is has an SD card slot and USB port in the keyboard and an HDMI output on the tablet. With a quoted 16 hours of video playback time this could be the long-distance travellers dream come true.
|HP Pavilion X2 10, 10.1 inch, 550 grams (1.21 lbs)|
The HP Pavilion X2 10 is a Windows 8.1 dockable tablet running on Intels energy efficient Atom Z3736F processor, allowing for a fanless design. 550g for the tablet and 870g combined with the keyboard isn't too bad at all. Unfortunately HP left out the 5GHz spectrum for the WiFi functionalities, so b/g/n is what you are limited to with the Pavilion X2 10. The detachable keyboard also features a multitouch touchpad for accurate navigation.
|Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10, 10.1 inch, 630 grams (1.39 lbs)|
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (10") is a Windows 8.1 with Bing powered 10.1" tablet running on Intels Atom Z3745 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of Storage. The 10" screen packs a 1920x1200 pixels resolution and offers 10 point multitouch capabilities. With Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi a/b/g/n it has standard wireless connections. We would have liked it to have WiFi 802.11ac to be a little bit more future proof. The proclaimed batterylife on this device is up to 15h which, if true, is very impressive. Keep in mind the weight is measured without the bluetooth keyboard which is shipped with it.
|Acer Aspire Switch 10, 10.1 inch, 585 grams (1.29 lbs)|
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 offers 2-in-1 tablet/laptop Windows 8.1 at a very low price. The product competes with the ASUS Transformer Book T100 well and offers multiple 'modes' via the flexible magnetic hinge. Screen resolution is a relatively basic 1366x768 and there's no additional battery in the keyboard but as a consumer-focused dual-mode PC/Tablet the Aspire Switch 10 will offer good value in creation and consumption activities.
|Lenovo Miix 2 10, 10.1 inch, 589 grams (1.3 lbs)|
The Lenovo Miix 2 10 looks to be the perfect travellers mobile laptop. Lightweight with good battery life (8hrs quoted) and all in a nice-looking and flexible multimode package. $499 launch price won't include 3G/4G but at least there's an option.
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